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Soul Foundry 
Mirrodin Rare


Reviewed September 11, 2003

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Scott
Gerhardt

Soul Foundry

Constructed: 3
Limited: 4.5
 


Chris
Gerhardt

Soul Foundry... wow, this is a bit insane!  Remove my (insert amazing creature here) from the game, then continue to make more each turn. Wow. This card has the potential to a force to be reckoned with in constructed, and in limited too.  There will be a good deal of artifact removal in Mirrodin, I'm sure, but if you can get this thing to stick...yikes!!

Constructed: 3.5
Limited: 4.7


Judge Bill

Soul Foundry
 
And we end the week with two cards that feature another keyworded mechanic from Mirrodin - Imprint. All the cards with Imprint feature a similar mechanic - taking a card from somewhere and "imprinting" the card on the card with Imprint. The card can come from most anywhere - either player's hand, in play, or other places. The card with Imprint then takes some aspect of the imprinted card and does something with it.
 
With today's card, you Imprint a creature card from your hand onto Soul Foundry. You then can pay its converted mana cost (not its actual mana cost, mind you - you don't need to worry about color) to make a token copy of the creature every turn.
 
Exalted Angels? Yup. Blistering Firecats? It's getting Hot in Here. (Sorry, I know, bad joke.) Nantuko Shade? Sure, in Extended. Goblin Sharpshooter? Talk about a firing squad.
 
After the initial burst, though, I fear this card will turn out to be worse than everyone is thinking at this point. It's still a decent card, yes. But with all the artifact hate that is going to be in decks come October 20, this will more often cost you a card than it gives you any benefit.
 
In limited, the risks are less, but still there. If I had a hot creature (even a good, off color creature just for this), I think I'd play this.
 
Constructed: 3.25
Limited: 4.5


Andy
 Van Zandt

Soul Foundry
I like this card a lot, it has quite a bit of potential.  Lets you cast
off-color creatures at instant speed, card advantage creatures become even
more so...  lots of potential.
constructed 3.4
limited 3.4

Crimson

Now this is a cool card to use! When I saw it, the first thing that came to
my mind would be an artifact/elf deck. Imprint those Wellwishers, Wirewood
Hivemasters, and you'll have a mighty army on your hands. Also with zombies
and Noxious Ghoul. Or in a Sliver deck. Brood, muscle, etc. Now that is
evil. I can't wait to abuse it.

Soul Foundry
Casual Rating: 4.5

Danny Tatro

    I like the art on this card. This card is pretty good, but the X cost to activate it may be too much to make it worthwhile. In limited a creature making machine is great, but one thats specifically good is amazing. Expensive maybe, but still a solid card- especially with creatures that have come into play effects.
 
Constructed: 2.0
Limited: 3.5

Tyler Grund

Soul Foundry

Soul foundry is a card that might make a very powerful entrance into the
gaming field. When they said they were going to make powerful artifacts,
they weren't kidding. What you can't do is just look at this card as a
creature creator. Even though that's a neat bonus, the fact comes down to
you have your favorite creature come back every turn If need be is the real
strength.

Have you ever been in the situation where no matter what you did you
couldn't get rid of a powerful creature (a.k.a. morphling)? This artifact is
a way to make any one of your favs come back or multiply.

The down side is that the card isn't giving you any shortcuts. You're paying
the casting cost of the creature to get it out. That's why I don't consider
it to be a "creature creator".  What I would do would be place it into a
mass removal deck with wraths and starstorms and keep your monster beating
down turn after turn.

In limited. I'd have to say good for the fact that it's a guaranteed
creature creator, but It makes me weary. If anything, it becomes a reason
for opponents to put artifact removal in.

Constructed - 3.8
Limited - 4
 

 

 

 

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